Mark Hix recipe: Turkey meatballs in sweet and sour sauce

You’ll likely have turkey remaining after Christmas Day and this is a good variation for the leftovers, with cranberries helping to make a nice sauce.

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Mark Hix recipe: Artichokes, olive and caper salad

Serves 4

Prawn, green mango and lime salad

Mark Hix recipe: Prawn, green mango and lime Salad

Serves 4

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It's a tricky decision for a lady of mature years. At what stage do you have work done, if at all? Do you slide into comfortable decrepitude? Or undergo a discreet cosmetic procedure, and run the risk of emerging with a startled, over-shiny face that looks too young for your body?

Mark's shell shot can be made with lobster, prawn or crab shells

Mark Hix recipe: Shell shot

Serves 6-8

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'Radiant orchid' follows in the footsteps of emerald and 'tangerine tango' to become the colour of 2014.

Lunch on a stick: Pig's offal skewers

Mark Hix recipe: Pig's offal skewers

Serves 4 as a starter or more as a party snack

Crispy cheek and dandelion salad with roast pork
Baked Quails' Eggs, Trotter and Bacon

Mark Hix recipe: Baked Quails' Eggs, Trotter and Bacon

Serves 6 as a starter

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